Although American Idol doesn’t allow duos or groups like The Voice, some contestants choose to audition with their relatives or significant others. Take, for example, Julian and Milo Sposato.
These twin brothers were 17 when they auditioned for American Idol in 2018. Judge Katy Perry reminded them that while they could perform together, they’d have to be judged separately. Did they both make it? Check out their audition below.
Julian & Milo Sposato Audition For ‘American Idol’
Before their audition, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest asked the brothers if it’s true that twins can read each other’s minds. They said it “definitely” is, so Ryan proceeded to test them. He asked them obscure questions about each other, and they actually got them right.
Their “twintuition” extended to the audition room, where they showed up with instruments, as well as their dad on the guitar. They proceeded to perform “Runaway Baby” by Bruno Mars.
Katy called their performance “dope.” She added, “You guys are serious about music, and that’s really cool. You’re also, like, really fun, and could probably be Instagram models, but you don’t need to do that.”
She wondered if there were “two No. 1 spots available” on the season. Luke Bryan said they were both “amazingly interesting for 17.” Luckily, both brothers earned golden tickets to Hollywood.
How Far Did The Brothers Get On The Show?
Milo and Julian went on to compete in American Idol‘s Hollywood Week. They had to perform separately, but unfortunately Julian was sent home before his brother. “That was tough,” Lionel Richie said, seeming to choke up over the separation.
“I’m always there for Milo, and I know he’s always there for me,” Julian said of his brother moving on. “To see Milo get past this round feels really good at the same time.”
Milo ended up getting to the Top 50 and the Final Judgment, but he wasn’t sent to the Top 24 by the judges. In 2018, the brothers shared some new music on their YouTube page, but haven’t posted much since then.
However, in January of this year, Milo posted on Instagram that 2019 “was one of the hardest years of my life and it pushed me to become a new person.” We hope he and his brother are doing well.